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Departments of Physics and Astronomy
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Summer Research Opportunities

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On-campus summer research opportunities

Summer Research Opportunities at Haverford College Physics & Astronomy

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On-campus summer funding opportunities

Information on off-campus research opportunities



  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in Astronomy
  • NASA Academy Summer Program:
    The 10-week NASA Academy summer program is now taking applications from undergraduate and beginning graduate students in the sciences, math, and engineering. The Academies are intensive educational programs emphasizing group activities, teamwork, research, and creativity. The curriculum balances direct contact with science and engineering R&D with an awareness of the managerial, political, financial, social and human issues faced by aerospace professionals. Included are seminars, informal discussions, evening lectures, supervised research, visits to other NASA Centers and facilities, group project/s, tours, posters/presentations, and assessment. Additionally, most weekends are filled with group activities, team building and off-site trips.
    The Academy is not a 9-5 summer research internship program. It is a rigorous, immersive experience that will challenge you. The academy is a space-themed program of high learning about NASA, its projects and collaborations with aerospace industry, and academia, with very little down time, but a busy, exciting summer that you will not forget.
  • CUREA (Consortium for Undergraduate Research and Education in Astronomy) a 2-week intensive course in observational astronomy at Mt. Wilson Observatory in Southern California

International students

International students are not eligible for many programs funded by the federal government, including most REU programs. (Possibly all.) We've indicated above sites that emphasize international programs. Own our research opportunities and those offered by individual laboratories and faculty may fund international students in some cases. We will be adding to these resources as they become available.

If you are an international student who will be doing research or working in the US in other capacities over the summer, you need to get in touch as early as possible with the Center for Career and Professional Advising and the Director of International Student Services ( to learn how to comply with U.S. Homeland Security regulations.